Smart Neighborhoods Show Virtually Limitless Potential of IoT Solutions

Smart Neighborhoods Show Virtually Limitless Potential of IoT Solutions

Imagine a home that consumes 35% less energy than average. Now, multiply those savings across a whole neighborhood – or even an entire city – and consider the potential outcomes.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Security    

AO Smith Flowing into New Markets: 3 Water Treatment Markets to Watch

AO Smith Flowing into New Markets: 3 Water Treatment Markets to Watch

AO Smith, a leading producer of water heaters, has increased its share of the global consumer water treatment systems market in recent years. Check out these three markets where the company has positioned itself for growth.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Water Treatment    

Tariff Tracker: Power Lawn & Garden Suppliers Brace for Tariffs, Plead for Reversal

Tariff Tracker: Power Lawn & Garden Suppliers Brace for Tariffs, Plead for Reversal

The first three rounds of the Trump administration’s trade war with China have included tariffs on a range of power lawn and garden equipment, in addition to engines and other OEM components, replacement parts, and attachment accessories.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Not Just a Fad: Taking Smart Lighting from Niche to Necessity

Not Just a Fad: Taking Smart Lighting from Niche to Necessity

Silicon Valley has a vision for the future, and it starts with the Internet of Things – an algorithm-based, data-centric world in which electronic devices communicate with each other and even determine for their users the best course of action to lasting health, happiness, and overall wellbeing.


Tariff Tracker: Consumer Water Treatment Systems & Parts Under Pressure

Tariff Tracker: Consumer Water Treatment Systems & Parts Under Pressure

US suppliers of consumer water treatment systems – including water purification systems and water softeners – have not been able to duck the reach of recent tariffs imposed on China.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs      Water Treatment    

Tariff Tracker: The $1.25 Store? Tariffs to Strike Discount Retailers

Tariff Tracker: The $1.25 Store? Tariffs to Strike Discount Retailers

For many Americans who rely on the low-cost housewares and other goods supplied by dollar and discount stores, new tariffs implemented by the US on Chinese imports could spell bad news.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: Newest Tariff List Will Hit Consumers Hardest

Tariff Tracker: Newest Tariff List Will Hit Consumers Hardest

While most of the tariffs put forth by the Trump administration thus far have primarily impacted manufacturers, the most recent round is set to have a more direct impact on consumers' wallets. Which goods should consumers expect to pay more for in the coming weeks?

  Consumer Goods      Freedonia Focus      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Start the Presses! The US Overturns Newsprint Tariffs

Start the Presses! The US Overturns Newsprint Tariffs

In August, the ailing newspaper industry received a measure of relief after the US International Trade Commission overturned a damaging tariff on newsprint. Why was the tariff instated in the first place? Read all about it inside.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: More Tariffs, Please

Tariff Tracker: More Tariffs, Please

As the trade war between the US and China heats up, the Trump administration is readying its next salvo: a 10% tariff rate on $200 billion worth of products, including plasticware. Who are some of the winners and losers in this latest round of import taxes?

  Consumer Goods      Freedonia Focus      Plastics & Other Polymers      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: Tech Leader Cree Sees Hardship Ahead with Chinese Component Duties

Tariff Tracker: Tech Leader Cree Sees Hardship Ahead with Chinese Component Duties

One ostensible goal of the Trump administration’s trade war with China is to boost domestic manufacturing and limit US consumption of lower cost Chinese goods. So why are some manufacturers pushing back? Here's one Freedonia analyst's take.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Machinery & Equipment      Tariffs